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Title: Renal cholesterol embolic disease - Case report and review of the literature
Authors: Lye, W.C.
Cheah, J.S. 
Sinniah, R. 
Keywords: Atheroembolization
Eosinophilia
Renal failure
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Lye, W.C., Cheah, J.S., Sinniah, R. (1993). Renal cholesterol embolic disease - Case report and review of the literature. American Journal of Nephrology 13 (6) : 489-493. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Renal cholesterol embolization is a rare disease occurring usually in elderly men who had undergone an angiographic procedure or vascular surgery. We report a man who developed systemic cholesterol embolic disease and acute renal failure after coronary angiography. A review of the English literature for renal cholesterol embolic disease revealed a high incidence of eosinophila (71%). Livedo reticularis and digital infarcts occurred in more than 30% of patients. Forty percent of patients required dialysis for acute renal failure of whom only one fifth recovered sufficient renal function to stop dialysis. The overall mortality was high at 64%. Skin, muscle and kidney biopsies remain the main tools for diagnosis.
Source Title: American Journal of Nephrology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131994
ISSN: 02508095
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